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Academic Certificate (AC) in K-12 eLearning Design

Program Details

The Academic Certificate (AC) in K-12 eLearning Design is designed to provide K-12 teachers with a foundation for eLearning Design. Students will be presented with information to develop knowledge and skills in design theory, models of instructional design, course management systems, and eLearning technology. Courses are also designed to prepare students to create and use internal and external evaluation tools and assessments. Courses may lead to Arizona Department of Education endorsement.

This program will review history, characteristics, and theories of eLearning, summarize design foundations for eLearning in the K-12 classroom, compare and contrast types of technology and media available in the eLearning environment, review limitations of technology and media in the eLearning environment, and compare and contrast eLearning evaluation tools. This certificate will also evaluate K-12 eLearning, summarize procedures for assessing K-12 student interaction and collaboration, create student assessments, and apply principles of eLearning instructional design.

The total number of credits required for this certificate is 12. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.


Students must hold a provisional or standard elementary, or secondary, or special education teaching certificate.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission